Silent Retreat with Gangaji
Fallen Leaf Lake

May 22-27, 2022

Attending a residential retreat with Gangaji offers a unique opportunity to withdraw from the normal distractions of your everyday life and inquire into what you truly want.

“The purpose of this retreat is to support you in never overlooking the peace of who you are in any degree ever again.”

With the support of Gangaji, other participants, and in the pristine, contemplative setting of Fallen Leaf Lake, you can embark on a deep inner dive of self-discovery. This is the gift of retreat.

With Self-Inquiry, Gangaji will guide and support you throughout the retreat in turning your attention away from your thoughts and into the direct experience of what is always here - peace itself, consciousness itself.

In Daily Meetings with Gangaji, your questions and reports are welcome and essential to the vitality of the retreat.

Our time together may also include meditation, chanting and video presentations.

Watch a short video presentation to hear more from Gangaji about what retreat offers.

Retreat Schedule & Info

May 22-27, 2022 PDT
Stanford Sierra Conference Center
130 Fallen Leaf Road,
Fallen Leaf, CA
Event Fee
Accomodation + Tuition from $1495
Check in and Meeting Schedule

Check-in will begin at 3:00PM on Sunday, May 22nd. Late check-in will also be available that evening after the meeting with Gangaji.

Sunday May 22
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Check-in
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM – First Full Meeting with Gangaji

Monday May 23
10:45 AM Welcome Meeting

On most days of the retreat, there will be a morning and afternoon meeting with Gangaji. Video or other programs will be held in the evening. You will receive a detailed schedule when you arrive at Stanford Sierra.

Friday May 27
10:15 AM Meeting with Gangaji
11:30 AM Lunch

Getting There

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Airport and Transportation

Stanford Sierra Conference Center is served by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Airport Shuttle to and from Stanford Sierra Conference Center

Stanford Sierra Conference Center will provide shuttle service to the retreat from the South Tahoe Airporter stop at Hardrock Casino in South Lake Tahoe/Stateline as part of your accommodation and meal package. Get more information and make your reservation at least one week prior to your arrival by going to: 

Shuttle service between Reno-Tahoe International and South Lake Tahoe/Stateline can also be arranged directly with South Tahoe Airporter. For more information on this service, call 1-866-898-2463 or go to 

Driving Conditions and Directions

If you are planning on driving, a map and detailed directions to Stanford Sierra Conference Center from the Bay Area, Reno and Southern California are provided on our website. To quickly check California road conditions you can call the automated Caltrans Highway Information Network at 800-427-7623 or visit

Cancellation Info

If you need to cancel your registration please email us at or call our office, 541-482-3100, ext. 221 and leave a message.

If you cancel on or before April 20, your full payment will be refunded minus $200.

If you cancel after April 20, your full payment is non-refundable.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, all fees will be refunded.

Scholarship Info
Thank you for your interest, but the Scholarship application period for this Event was closed on March 27, 2022.

Important COVID Information for Retreat Registration

To support the health of the overall community, Gangaji asks that all who attend are fully vaccinated. (A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are highly recommended.)

Additionally, we are requiring all participants to provide proof of a negative COVID test result prior to entering the retreat site.

When registering for this event, you will be agreeing to provide proof at check-in that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have had a recent negative COVID test. If proof is not provided when you arrive, you will not be able to attend the retreat. We will also follow State and local mask mandates.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, all fees will be refunded.

Accommodations and Pricing

This is a residential retreat. Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All options include your tuition, tax, service and gratuity.

Cabin and Lodge Room packages include: five nights lodging, three full buffet meals per day beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Friday lunch. Camping (off site) options include facility fees, with or without meals. Participants lodging at Stanford Sierra Conference Center must be on the meal plan provided. There are no kitchen or food storage facilities in the lodge rooms or cabins.

Cabins: Most accommodations are in cabins and require a short walk to the meeting and dining room in the main lodge. Cabins have two or three bedrooms and one shared bath. The bath will be shared with 1-4 other guests unless a private cabin is reserved.

Double Room in Cabin with Shared Bath  $1495/per person

  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Single Room in Cabin with Shared Bath  $2180/per person

  • Single Room
  • Shared Bath

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Private Cabin  $2745/per person

  • Whole Cabin for 1 Person
  • Private Bath

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Lodge Rooms: There are a small number of rooms with private baths in the Main Lodge, where the meeting room and dining room are located. Each lodge room has one queen and one twin bed. Only half of the lodge rooms have lake views.

Double Lodge Room with Private Bath  $1645/person

  • Shared Room with Private Bathroom
  • Contains one Queensize bed and one twin
  • Lake view not guaranteed

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Single Lodge Room with Private Bath  $2535/person

  • Private Room with Private Bathroom
  • Lake view not guaranteed

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Camping: The closest campgrounds are 20-30 minute drive from SSCC. RVs and vehicles with trailers are not allowed on Fallen Leaf Road.

Camping (off-site) Facility Fee with Meals  $1175/person

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Camping (off-site) Facility Fee without Meals  $770/person

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit.

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Shared Rooms: If you are a light sleeper, please consider a private room or bring earplugs. We cannot guarantee that you will have a roommate who does not snore! During the registration check-out process you will fill in a form to either tell us who you are rooming with, or, if you need us to assign you a roommate, indicate your gender.

Special Needs: While Stanford Sierra is able to provide housing and meals for most individuals with special needs, we need to know about them at least two weeks prior to the retreat to be sure they can be accommodated. Please communicate the relevant information by answering the questions on the form provided during the registration check-out process.


Important COVID-19 Information
for Retreat Registration

All of us here at the Gangaji Foundation are looking forward to welcoming you to Gangaji’s 2022 silent retreat on the shores of Fallen Leaf Lake. Finally! As we take our first steps into the first in-person retreat we have hosted in over 2 years, please know your well-being is important to us. To that end, we want to be sure you are clear on our COVID-19 policies and prepared to fulfill the vaccination and additional testing requirements.
  • All guests and staff will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival. Valid proof of vaccination includes: your original vaccine card, a photo of your original vaccine card or a digital COVID-19 vaccine record. Guests who fail to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival will not be allowed on campus and risk losing their refund.
  • New: We are also asking participants to also provide proof of a negative COVID test prior to entering the retreat facility. This testing policy is an extra layer of protection.
  • The COVID-19 test must be taken within 3-5 days prior to the start of the retreat (if PCR/NAAT) or 24 hours (if antigen). If you are unable to secure a PCR/NAAT or antigen test from a test provider, an at-home rapid test will be accepted. A rapid test must be self-administered on the day of arrival; please take a photo of the test result and show it when you arrive.
  • Masking - We will follow the masking guidelines recommended by the CDC and/or required by the State of California. For areas of low community COVID transmission levels, guests, and staff are not required currently to wear face masks indoors. For those who choose to wear a face mask indoors, face masks and sanitation supplies will be available at the entrance to all indoor spaces. If the masking guidelines change, we will comply with those changes.
  • Entering Stanford Sierra Conference Center —Upon arriving, your car will be greeted by a Guest Services representative or volunteer at the fire pit outside of the main lodge. They will review and confirm your proof of vaccination, negative test result, and check your temperature. You will be asked verbally if you have experienced any COVID symptoms in the last seven days.
  • Before you travel - Please review this questionnaire about COVID-19 symptoms in advance to ensure that we can welcome you onto campus. You may arrive at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center any time after 2:00 p.m. on the day your reservation begins.

From Previous Retreats

Being at the Retreat with everyone and Gangaji was life changing for me. Back home, life is, well…life— simple and yet spacious and real. There’s an immediacy, a soft strength here to meet life as it unfolds. It feels new and delicate and at the same time deep and known. So thank you, thank you thank you Gangaji and all for all the work that you all do to make these events possible.
In meeting with Gangaji and others on retreat heart to heart, I found what I have been searching for all my life. I was here all along. Now I can stop the search.
Time to unplug in the presence of Gangaji and the silent fellowship of others.
There are no words for the gratitude. Life was so heavy and such a burden. Now I am here as love itself.
The utter simplicity of remembering who I am, in the beauty of nature, with loving fellow travelers, is priceless.